Niiice.... By that time, any glaring kinks that pop up in the current GSM version will be addressed (hopefully) by RIM before they release the CDMA version. (Hopefully on the Verizon network!) I have a lot of hopes!
Only because I do not like slider phones. I like the touchscreen only and hope that the next generation Storm (not the Refresh) has all of this and more.
Here in NYC I find that on really humid days or when my hands have any moisture on them it's impossible to get the QWERTY touch screen on my Storm I to type properly. (And yes, on these occasions I've dried my hands and the touchscreen and it still doesn't type properly.) For me, the slider keyboard would solve that issue nicely.
Would have to have the CDMA + GSM capabilities of my Storm. That is just a killer feature when you have the best US network and (almost) global coverage anywhere else. Just love that.
Excellent point! I just spent two weeks in Europe and didn't have to use a different phone. Here in the States, Verizon's CDMA network rules IMO. For those who need a 'global phone', you are right, the Storm is killer for also accessing GSM networks.
Honestly depends on what the Storm3 turns out to be in March of next year.
I would get the Torch over the Odin refresh (storm2 with OS6) ... but if the Storm3 really has its own pure touch OS and is as revolutionary as the 'secret testers' say it is, I will definitely go with that.
So, I'm waiting for now still decently happy with my Storm2 (as long as I have my iPod touch)
I will have to make sure I keep a second CDMA phone on me while I travel since GSM coverage is very sketchy in about 30% of the area I travel for work, and CDMA is only Sketchy in about 10% of the Area.
if I could get this phone as a CDMA / World Phone it would be perfect!
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